The Arcade Project
The Arcade Project
Victor Hugo� in Notre-Dame de Paris, on the Bourse: �'If it he the rule that the architecture of a building should he adapted to its function, ... we can hardly wonder enough at a monument which might equally well be a king's palace, a house of commons, a town hall, a college, a riding school, an academy, a warehouse, a law court, a museum, a barracks, a sepulcher, a temple, or a theater. For the present, it is a stock exchange .... It is a stock exchange in France just as it would have been a temple in Greece .... We have the colonnade encircling the monument, beneath which, on days of high religious solemnity, the theory of stockbrokers and jobbers can be majestically expounded. These, for sure, are very stately monuments. If we add to them many fine streets, as amusing and diverse as the Rue de Rivoli, then I do not despair but that one day a balloon's-eye view of Paris will offer us that wealth of lines, ... that diversity of aspect, that somehow ... unexpected beauty, which characterizes a checkerhoard." Victor Hugo, Oeuvres completes, novels, vol. 3 (Paris, 1880), pp. 206-207 (Notre-Dame de Paris). II [F6a,1]
對Rue de Rivoli 的褒貶：聖母院：有趣多樣....As daft as ~
He also coined the expression, “it’s daft like the rue de Rivoli”, the east-west artery, opened successively by the two Napoleons. 完成約1948？
" When the French went into Italy to maintain the rights of the throne of France over the duchy of Milan and the kingdom of Naples, they returned home quite amazed at the precautions which Italian genius had taken against the excessive heat; and, in admiration of the arcaded galleries, they strove to imitate them. The rainy climate of Paris, with its celebrated mud and mire, suggested the pillars, which were a marvel in the old days. Here, much later on, was the impetus for the Place Royale. A strange thing! It was in keeping with the same motifs that, under Napoleon, the Rue de Rivoli, the Rue de Castiglione, and the famous Rue des Colonnes were constructed." The turban came out of Egypt in this manner as well. Le Diable a Paris (Paris, 1845), vol. 2, pp. 11-12 (Balzac, "Ce qui disparalt de Paris").
Napoleon Gaillard: builder of the mighty barricade that, in 1871, stood at the entrance of the Rue Royale and the Rue de Rivoli.
Political cartoons represented "Paris as bounded by the wharves of the English Channel and those of the south of France, by the highways of the Rhine valley and of Spain; or, according to Cham, as the city which gets for Christmas the houses in the suburbs! ... One caricature shows the Rue de Rivoli stretching to the horizon." Georges Laronze, Le Baron Haussmann (Paris, 1932), pp. 148-149.
A larger-than-life phenomenon, Hugo’s writing was intertwined with the career of a parliamentarian, fighting battles on all fronts: for the abolition of the death penalty, against poverty, and for liberty. Heaven knows how he found the time to also travel extensively, leave a legacy of 4,000 drawings and various pieces of hand-carved furniture, now on display in Hauteville House in Guernsey and in his museum in Paris. His sex drive was also on a par with the rest – witness his wedding night, during which he is said to have “honoured” his wife nine times, followed by an unflagging sex life with all and sundry, endured by his lifelong mistress, Juliette Drouet, who resigned herself to finding comfort in their exchange of some 20,000 love missives.
變化少點的是某書店，內部的新書有：雷震的辯白；跟米其林廚師遊巴黎，法國人的想法How the French Think: An Affectionate...by Sudhir Hazareesingh (650元)......高雄款、書聲......台北溫州街的《破報》專用箱，放在巷口的某家咖啡店(賣外國啤酒和簡餐，它已近30年，數易其主)前，它可能已立在那兒近10年了。